Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz HashemiMagick

A seven-step formula for magical success.

Benebell Wen on why the tarot suit of Swords is her favourite.

A guided visualization on the “seeds of love.”

On Orphism and contemporary magick.

Spirituality

On the Druid symbol approved for the tombstones of American veterans.

Rethinking sacred sex work.

On Nana Buruku, warrior, wisewoman, and goddess.

Some thoughts on bardic initiation from Nimue Brown.

On Neil Gaiman’s new book and the politics of retelling Norse mythology.

Occulture

Gyrus interviews Joel Biroco.

Alchemy and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The OA is amazing and everyone should watch it. Here’s an analysis of its occultnik themes.

Solomic high priests wear some fancy duds.

On firth, peace, and protest. See also Donyae Coles’ article, “Enchanted resistance: A history of political magick.”

An interview with Dr Nida Chenagtsang on Tibetan tantra and medicine.

Two comic book greats are both magicians and kind of like really hate each other: Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. What’s up with that?

American president Donald Trump’s online white supremacist supporters believe that meme magick helped Trump get the job.

In related news, Portland brings back the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell. What an awesome name. Other cities are joining the movement.

Speaking of, did you participate in the worldwide spell to bind Donald Trump on 24 February 2017?

As if George W. Bush taking up painting wasn’t weird enough, this satirical article suggests Bush would trap Trump in one of his paintings, if only the world would remember Bush as a sort of ok and not entirely crap American president. It’s almost tempting.

 

Reviews

Astrology reviewed.

A review of Becoming Nature. See also Nimue’s review of Becoming Nature.

A review of the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot.

On the Four Noble Truths reviewed.

Dave Lee reviews My Years of Magical Thinking.

The Norse Shaman reviewed.

Calls for submission

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions has put out a call for papers. This year’s theme is Religion, Myth and Migration. Deadline: 16 June 2017.

Bonus linkage

The magical possibilities of this colour-changing hair dye are fascinating.

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